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Council throws its weight behind slots campaign

Council throws its weight behind slots campaign

DEMANDS have been made by Limerick’s elected representatives in Council that the MInister for transport move to block the sale of Aer Lingus by using its 25 per cent shareholding. Limerick City and County Council convened a special meeting of its members to send the ‘not for sale’ message to the Government. Fianna Fail councillor, […]

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Brendan’s Limerick granny to feature in National Geographic

Brendan’s Limerick granny to feature in National Geographic

  A LIMERICK photographer has had his work selected for publication by the iconic National Geographic magazine. Freelance press photographer Brendan Gleeson  from Caherdavin regularly submits work for consideration to the magazine’s web page but until now, had not had anything selected. However a picture of the visit of the Royal de Luxe Giant Grandmother […]

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100 new jobs for Limerick

100 new jobs for Limerick

LIMERICK has received another welcome jobs boost today with the announcement of 100 new jobs from international ticket-seller Viagogo. The company announced that it is to double its Irish workforce over the next three years. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton made the announcement as he opened the viagogo Group’s new state-of-the-art operations […]

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Council throws its weight behind slots campaign

Council throws its weight behind slots campaign

DEMANDS have been made by Limerick’s elected representatives in Council that the MInister for transport move to block the sale of Aer Lingus by using its 25 per cent shareholding. Limerick City and County Council convened a special meeting of its members to send the ‘not for sale’ message to the Government. Fianna Fail councillor, […]

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100 new jobs for Limerick

100 new jobs for Limerick

LIMERICK has received another welcome jobs boost today with the announcement of 100 new jobs from international ticket-seller Viagogo. The company announced that it is to double its Irish workforce over the next three years. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton made the announcement as he opened the viagogo Group’s new state-of-the-art operations […]

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Ulster Bank to retain ATM services in Croom

Ulster Bank to retain ATM services in Croom

FIANNA Fail councillor Richard O’Donoghue has welcomed an undertaking from Ulster Bank to retain ATM services in Croom “indefinitely”. Welcoming this latest development, Cllr O’Donoghue, told the Limerick Post that the ATM machine will remain at its current location until the end of 2015 or until a permanent location is found. “Negotiations are continuing regarding other […]

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SPORT

Guinness Pro12 final to be held at Ulster’s Kingspan Stadium

Guinness Pro12 final to be held at Ulster’s Kingspan Stadium

ULSTER Rugby’s Kingspan Stadium has been chosen as the host city for the 2015 GUINNESS PRO12 Final on Saturday May 30th 2015 at 6.30pm. It is the first time that the GUINNESS PRO12 has staged a ‘destination final’. Announcing Belfast as the chosen host city John Feehan, CEO of PRO12 Rugby said: “Belfast is an […]

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Munster defeat Sale at Thomond Park

Munster defeat Sale at Thomond Park

MUNSTER ended their 2015 European campaign with a 9 try, 65 to 10 victory over Sale Sharks at Thomond Park this evening. Tries from Simon Zebo (2), Keith Earls, Pat Howard, Andrew Conway (2), Tommy O’Donnell, Duncan Williams and a penalty try ensured Anthony Foley’s men secured all five points on offer to end Pool […]

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Hurling treble on offer

Hurling treble on offer

THIS WEEK got off to an excellent start from a Limerick hurling perspective with Árd Scoil Rís making sure that there will be at least one Limerick school in the Harty Cup semi-finals, following on from Limerick’s win over Waterford in Sunday’s Waterford Crystal Cup quarter final. At the time of writing ASR are 6/4 […]

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LIFESTYLE

Heroes and villains: the Catalpa, told and told again

Heroes and villains: the Catalpa, told and told again

by Rose Rushe DONAL O’Kelly, Leitrim based playwright/ actor of multiple awards, has toured to Limerick many a time. Most recently, Theatre at the Savoy hosted ‘FIONNUALA’, his biting and surreal exploration of Shell’s treatment of the community opposed to gas extraction off Mayo. O’Kelly’s latest work ‘Catalpa’ will stage at No. 69 O’Connell Street […]

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Dream of a City; poem for the day

Dream of a City; poem for the day

From ‘Dream of a City’, the anthology published on foot of City of Culture’s Visiting Writers Programme that brought community to world greats in the free environs of Limerick libraries. This poem ‘The Rub’ is by Paula Meehan. A north city Dub, she went on to Trinity and the MGA programme in Eastern Washington  University. […]

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Kitty in the Lane

Kitty in the Lane

By Rose Rushe TIPPERARY woman Áine Ryan has had astonishing critical success at home and at Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her first performed play,  written by herself. ‘Kitty in the Lane’ has raw themes channeled through Kitty, struggling to run a farm by herself with an elderly father. Her brother’s death is a near shadow. […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Heroes and villains: the Catalpa, told and told again

Heroes and villains: the Catalpa, told and told again

by Rose Rushe DONAL O’Kelly, Leitrim based playwright/ actor of multiple awards, has toured to Limerick many a time. Most recently, Theatre at the Savoy hosted ‘FIONNUALA’, his biting and surreal exploration of Shell’s treatment of the community opposed to gas extraction off Mayo. O’Kelly’s latest work ‘Catalpa’ will stage at No. 69 O’Connell Street […]

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Dream of a City; poem for the day

Dream of a City; poem for the day

From ‘Dream of a City’, the anthology published on foot of City of Culture’s Visiting Writers Programme that brought community to world greats in the free environs of Limerick libraries. This poem ‘The Rub’ is by Paula Meehan. A north city Dub, she went on to Trinity and the MGA programme in Eastern Washington  University. […]

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#newmusic PETER O’MALLEY – ‘If Jesus had a Notion’

#newmusic PETER O’MALLEY – ‘If Jesus had a Notion’

LIMERICK singer/ songwriter and O’Malley-in-Chief Peter Donnelly has released a new song called ‘If Jesus had a Notion’. Peter explains that his song is “not about picking sides in the great religious debate, just wondering if either or all exist, why don’t they turn up at any of my gigs?” The song comes with his […]

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PHOTOS

Pictures – Action from Killester’s  68-67 win over UL Huskies in Women’s National Cup

Pictures – Action from Killester’s 68-67 win over UL Huskies in Women’s National Cup

Killester pulled off a last gasp win over UL Huskies to reach their first Women’s National Cup Final since 2006. There was only 40 seconds left when they found themselves in a winning position – UL Huskies had led for most of the game but missed their last eight shots from play in a nervy […]

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Pictures – Action from UCD Marian’s  81-70 win over  UL Eagles in National Cup

Pictures – Action from UCD Marian’s 81-70 win over UL Eagles in National Cup

UCD Marian withstood a third quarter comeback from UL Eagles to book their place in the Men’s National Cup Final on January 24th. The Dubliners took an early lead with Preston Ross dominating in the post and helping himself to an 8-0 run as Marian led by 13 points after 10 minutes. UL Eagles found […]

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Pictures – Regional United v River Valley FAI Junior Cup

Pictures – Regional United v River Valley FAI Junior Cup

Action from Regional United 2-0 loss to River Valley in the sixth round of the FAI Junior Cup. Related posts: Draw made for last 16 of FAI Junior Cup THE three Limerick teams remaining in the FAI Junior Cup… Action from Carew Park v St Michaels in FAI Junior Cup … Pictures – Young Munster […]

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Other Recent Stories

Council throws its weight behind slots campaign

Council throws its weight behind slots campaign

| January 26, 2015

DEMANDS have been made by Limerick’s elected representatives in Council that the MInister for transport move to block the sale of Aer Lingus by using its 25 per cent shareholding. Limerick City and County Council convened a special meeting of its members to send the ‘not for sale’ message to the Government. Fianna Fail councillor, […]

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Brendan’s Limerick granny to feature in National Geographic

Brendan’s Limerick granny to feature in National Geographic

| January 26, 2015

  A LIMERICK photographer has had his work selected for publication by the iconic National Geographic magazine. Freelance press photographer Brendan Gleeson  from Caherdavin regularly submits work for consideration to the magazine’s web page but until now, had not had anything selected. However a picture of the visit of the Royal de Luxe Giant Grandmother […]

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Heroes and villains: the Catalpa, told and told again

Heroes and villains: the Catalpa, told and told again

| January 26, 2015

by Rose Rushe DONAL O’Kelly, Leitrim based playwright/ actor of multiple awards, has toured to Limerick many a time. Most recently, Theatre at the Savoy hosted ‘FIONNUALA’, his biting and surreal exploration of Shell’s treatment of the community opposed to gas extraction off Mayo. O’Kelly’s latest work ‘Catalpa’ will stage at No. 69 O’Connell Street […]

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100 new jobs for Limerick

100 new jobs for Limerick

| January 26, 2015

LIMERICK has received another welcome jobs boost today with the announcement of 100 new jobs from international ticket-seller Viagogo. The company announced that it is to double its Irish workforce over the next three years. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton made the announcement as he opened the viagogo Group’s new state-of-the-art operations […]

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Guinness Pro12 final to be held at Ulster’s Kingspan Stadium

Guinness Pro12 final to be held at Ulster’s Kingspan Stadium

| January 26, 2015

ULSTER Rugby’s Kingspan Stadium has been chosen as the host city for the 2015 GUINNESS PRO12 Final on Saturday May 30th 2015 at 6.30pm. It is the first time that the GUINNESS PRO12 has staged a ‘destination final’. Announcing Belfast as the chosen host city John Feehan, CEO of PRO12 Rugby said: “Belfast is an […]

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